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It's easy to hate authoritarianism when you're the victim. It's easy to champion the freedom of the individual, when you are yourself the oppressed.

It takes a much stronger constitution to fear authority when you have the power. ... When you're the one crushing those who dare offend you, the exercise of power somehow seems much more justifiable. All sorts of excellent justifications somehow leap to mind.
Eliezer Yudkowsky: Guardians of Ayn Rand - Less Wrong
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